Waterways Management Branch

"Helping to manage federal waterways and ensure the safety of the boating public in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana!"



13th Coast Guard District 24hr (866) 498-0713

Bar Conditions For Oregon and Washington

National Response Center (800) 424-8802.

Regional Exam Center (888) 427-5662

National Documentation Center (800) 799-8362

Navigation Center (703) 313-5900

Report marine emergencies to the nearest Coast Guard Sector office!

- Sector Columbia River / Portland (833) 769-8724

- Sector Puget Sound / Seattle (206) 217-6002

13th Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners

United States Coast Guard Navigation Center Marine Safety Information

NOAA is in the process of sunsetting or ending the production of traditional paper charts. Click here to read more about this.


Need to report a problem with a bridge not opening? 


Click here to submit a Coast Guard "Report of Delay at Drawbridge" using our fillable form.

Bridge information has been added to Light List Volume VI

In an effort to better identify bridges throughout the 13th Coast Guard District information has been added to Light List Volume VI for bridges located in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that are in waterways covered by the Light List. The position information being listed for each bridge is not meant to be used for navigation and is only to help the mariner with identifying a particular bridge in a waterway. Mariners are advised to refer to the chart for detailed navigation information for a bridge.  Mariners are asked in the future when reporting a problem with a bridge to the Coast Guard to include the Light List number for the bridge they are reporting.  Click here to view Light List Volume VI and to obtain its corrections. 

Links to Bridge Regulations and Permitting Information

Code of Federal Regulation web page.
Jurisdictional Determinations (33 CFR part 2)
Bridge Permits (33 CFR parts 114 - 115)
Drawbridge Operation Regulations (33 CFR 117)
Law Enforcement/Civil Penalties (33 CFR 114)
CGHQ Bridge Administration (Home Page)

To see Public Notices for Bridge Projects in the 13th Coast Guard District click here.

Bridge Inspection Forms and List

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Bridge Inspection List

For information concerning bridges within 13th Coast Guard District (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) please contact the Bridge Administrator. 

Commander (dpw)
13th Coast Guard District
915 2nd Avenue, Room 3510
Seattle, WA. 98174-1067
Attn: Bridge Administrator
Phone: (206) 220-7282

Report discrepancies with marine aids to navigation to the nearest Coast Guard Sector office!

Portland (833) 769-8724 / Seattle (206) 217-6002